More red than purple in the glass—fair amount of light coming through. Moderate nose of red fruit, although, there is some slight earthiness. Quite light on the tongue—some cherry, strawberry flavors. The overwhelming impression, though, is the lightness. This one seems to be one step above a rosé—and it is a pretty short step. The other significant characteristic is the stimulating and refreshing tartness. Aftertaste is more a tingle than a taste.